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ERC_0310_physick
What if there really were witches in Massachusetts in the 1600s? This is the question author Katherine Howe explores in her debut novel The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Hyperion 2009). Equal parts supernatural thriller and historical drama, the spellbinding tale begins when Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin goes to Marblehead, Mass., to handle the sale of her grandmother s home and...
YLi0210_Bookmark
When Tom Brokaw s The Greatest Generation hit bookstores in 1998, it served to perpetuate the great American myth about soldiers returning home from World War II. They came home happy and healthy, adjusted effortlessly to civilian life, found jobs, married, and had kids. [caption id="attachment_7527" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Soldier from the War Returning: The Greatest...
ERC_1009_El5
Every city has a collage of places and things producing a way of life that people call home. For the Big Apple, this includes Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the old Penn Station. [caption id="attachment_3155" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The last train completes the El s final run at Gun Hill Road station along White Plains Road in the Bronx on Thursday, May 12,...